Ansys Helps Turntide to Reduce Costs for Construction Vehicles

Ansys simulation solutions are key to developing Turntide's zero-emissions electric powertrain components and battery systems


PITTSBURGH- Turntide Technologies is leveraging Ansys solutions to produce electric vehicle powertrain components. These critical components help its customers transform construction vehicles from gas and diesel engines to clean, quiet battery electric machines.

Turntide uses a suite of Ansys tools to design and test components for construction equipment such as front wheel loaders or mini excavators. These simulations show the impact of extreme scenarios including weather and vibration and provide performance and safety data.

Additionally, Critical simulations for inverters are conducted for shock and vibration to ensure the printed circuit board assembly can endure rugged environments. Thermal systems are simulated to evaluate coolant pressure drops and effectiveness in harsh climates.

While many automakers electrify passenger vehicles, Turntide is focused on supplying electrification solutions for commercial and industrial vehicles. These include vehicles such as construction equipment, agricultural machines, trains, marine and freight movers. These vehicles present greater sustainability challenges than passenger vehicles because of their heavy-duty loads, work cycles, and vibration. Timely, cost-effective simulation is essential to develop the solution components.

“Typically, testing a product prototype for electromagnetic compatibility at an accredited test facility costs more than $34,000 over a two-week period,” said Biswadip Shome, senior director, simulation and analysis at Turntide. “A physics-based simulation using Ansys toolsets provides a significant business advantage. We estimate that we save about 25% on development costs by using simulation.”

“It’s astounding to see the energy and carbon emissions savings that Turntide is achieving by using Ansys simulation to develop electric powertrains,” said Walt Hearn, vice president of worldwide sales and customer excellence at Ansys. “We are proud to be part of their success story.” 

Meanwhile, visit Ansys at CES in Las Vegas from Jan. 5-8, 2023, at booth #4401 to see Turntide’s batteries and inverters on display and learn more.